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poopiekat

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646 days ago

Last week I had some success, finding some Marples chisels, this week I found more, in a totally different place!
In Charlie M’s thread about a Nooitgedadt (sp) Swedish plane, I was considering the purchase of one myself from a Mennonite Thrift Shop. Well… yup, I just had to have it! I wasn’t too motivated to buy it at first, because I already own an identical one, unsigned. Upon closer look, my current horned plane had been converted to a scrub #40-ish plane. So the Nooidgedadt plane as it sat in the thrift store was nearly perfect… So I bought it.

I also got the opportunity to get a plane I’ve had my eye on for a long time: A Stanley #132 Liberty Bell Transitional. This one is a bit tender, I’ll make a new sole for it, maybe out of beech or chestnut, gotta go thru the woodpile and see what I got that will work. Also, my first Eskiluna chisel! I’m trying to figure out how I got Marples/Stanley chisels with blue polypropylene handles AND Sears socket chisels, in two different places a week apart. Maybe a school closed out their Industrial Arts program? If so, wish I was at THAT auction! And hey, who is hoarding all of the 3/8” socket chisels? I never seem to find them!!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!


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Don W

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#1 posted 646 days ago

Nice finds. I’ll be waiting for the after shots.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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poopiekat

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#2 posted 646 days ago

Thanks, Don! I’ve got one piece of gnarly old chestnut in mind for the #127 restore. Hope it’s enough for the re-sole. Did you ever find a number stamping set? I recall a conversation we had about preserving transitional butt-end stampings. I’m kind of a rat-rod guy; I’ll remove red rust, (to prevent staining the lumber I’m planing, but I prefer the old locomotive look to the trailer-queen pristine shiny-ness of a complete resto. Though I really do admire the quality of your work, Don! I’m just not ready to sell any, when the time comes, I know that sparkly and shiny sells, just like your masterpieces!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Don W

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#3 posted 646 days ago

Yea, I’m never ready to sell either but I run out of room and time to keep ‘em oiled up.

I do have a number stamping set, never tried it on the planes.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 646 days ago

poopie…

You really have a nose that guide you to all kinds of goodies…

Looks like you had a nice haul today…

How long did it take you to round it all up?
Miles?

Looks like you’re going to refurbishing another plane pretty soon… a Jointer plane?

Nice going!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 646 days ago

Thanks, Don!
Joe: The thrill of the hunt is what motivates me, even though it is crazy snowy and slippery outside today. I actually wanted a Liberty Bell #127 for a chute-plane project I featured… a year or so ago. I knew this plane would still be sitting in the corner of the antiques shop where I first spotted it two years ago…..it’s not for the feint of heart, but duck soup for me. So… when it’s refurbished, I might take the liberty of adding a few extra inces to the length… heehee

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 646 days ago

I’m glad you didn’t slip on the ice!

Golly, isn’t that plane long enough?
Wouldn’t you ruin the original configuration if you lengthened it? Would no longer the way it was originally…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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sikrap

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#7 posted 645 days ago

Nice haul. I also grabbed a Liberty Bell this week along with a set of RJ auger bits, a nice MF 14” brace and a few other odds and ends.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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